Thursday, September 24, 2009


I am always excited for October to roll around. I am a fool for fall! I love everything about it and all the fun things that come along with it. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing, hot apple cider, my dad's birthday, carving pumpkins, watching Hocus Pocus, eating pumpkin pie, football, using the fireplace, and knowing that all of my favorite holidays are on their way! My list could go on and on!
October also brings with it a reminder of how long we have been hoping to get pregnant. It is hard to believe that 4 years ago in October Max agreed that we should start trying. I remember that both of us were so excited that we went out and bought a pregnancy book that night! Max thought it would happen right away and I kept thinking it would take awhile. Definitely not 4 years but I thought it would take some time. It wasn't until a year later that I really new something was wrong as I kept feeling more and more pain and we had still had no luck getting pregnant. From there we had a horrible doctor experience where I was told that the pain was normal, I needed to relax, and that we should come back again in another year. I was confused and sad after that appointment and made it about 6 months before deciding to call Doctor Church who was wonderful and figured out what was going on with me in the first appointment. I was so happy to understand where the pain was coming from (cysts & endometriosis) and to be able to work towards getting pregnant. After she moved away from Spearfish we took a break from medicine to give my body a break until we moved to Parker and met our new Doctor in Souix Falls. Which brings us to today, with 2 surgeries, tons of tests and procedures, and way to many other stories to mention under our belts. I can honestly look back on the last 4 years and feel so blessed for the time Max and I have had just the 2 of us. We have made SO many memories I will have to be thankful for forever. I know that God has great plans for us and that in the end it will all be worth it. I have no idea how this story will play out and how many more Octobers I will see before being a Mom. But I know that by being patient and trusting God I will be blessed by plans that are bigger and more amazing than anything I could ever imagine!
Happy Fall Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Max and Leslie,

    I want you to know that I say a prayer for you each day. I have such issues with trusting God as well! I'm glad that I'm not alone. The faith that you have amazes me each time that I read your blog. You are a true inspiration to me about how to stay strong and to trust in God.

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Lisa Kielbasa